Humboldt Watershed Council
Bill Thorington, President <> P.O. Box 666, Fortuna, CA 95540 707-496-4703 <> bill@theGreenLivingCenter.com
Humboldt Watershed Council Board Members
Bill Thorington: (President) – BS (Fisheries Biology), MBA (Banking): retired founder and director Six Rivers National Bank; owner Green Living Center, Fortuna; environmental (water) activist for over 20 years, member and past board member Friends of the Eel River; member Environmental Protection Information Center, member Global Exchange; and member Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District’s, Water Resource Planning Advisory Committee.
Carlos Quilez: (Vice-President) – M.A. UCLA, retired, university administrator and researcher at San Jose State University 18 years, member of Environmental Protection Information Center, Humboldt Baykeeper, and Friends of the Eel River, board president of the Humboldt Watershed Council, co-founder and Exec Dir. of Friends of Small Places
Deane Rimerman: (Communication & Funding Director) – Lifelong Pacific Northwest forest defender and recent graduate with a Master’s in Public Administration Degree from Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. In 1992 he started working on litigation to stop old growth redwood logging on private forestland in the Santa Cruz mountains on the San Francisco peninsula.
Paul Trichilo: Paul earned his PhD in Entomology from the Univ. of CA at Davis. After that he held several post-doctoral positions and was a research scientist at Texas A&M Univ. It was at Texas A&M where Paul learned about GIS and used it to model boll weevil migratory behavior and map overwriting habits. However, after 8 years, Paul returned to his northern California roots where he continued to develop his GIS skills working at the HSU Spatial Analysis Lab, and with the Institute for Fisheries Resources as an environmental consultant. Having recently obtained funding through the CA Water Quality Control Board, Paul became the Director of the Van Duzen Watershed Project, which was established to monitor water quality and quantify upslope conditions in the Lower Van Duzen River Basis. Today Paul works part time as a GIS analyst.
Patrick Mulligan: Patrick has been involved in Humboldt County forest protection since 1996. He holds an AAS in Forestry from the State University of New York, a BS in Rangeland Resource Science and an MBA from Humboldt State. Patrick worked as a biological technician for the National Park Service for 7 years, and now works on the Mill Creek forest restoration project for the California State Parks.
Richard Gienger - Director Emeritus: Environmental restoration engineer, Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) volunteer.
Active Volunteer Members
Susan Brater – Certified Public Accountant 25 yrs, Board Denver Women’s CPA Society, Denver Homeowners Association, President of Jacoby Creek School Board, member of Jacoby Creek Land Trust
Jerry Martien – Author of two books, HSU teacher of writing 10 years, founder and board member The Same Old People, board member Humboldt Coastal Coalition, Member Humboldt Beach and Dunes Advisory Committee, Director Manila Community Services Committee.
Kristi Wrigley – watershed landowner and apple farmer, Cal Trans land surveyer, watershed representative on Elk River issues 12 yrs, Salmon Forever volunteer in water quality monitoring & analysis 10 yrs
Joyce Hirano King – Retired, Kaiser Hospital occupational therapist 23 yrs, SF Bay Sierra Club Ancient Forests Committee events coordinator, Salmon Forever Board, Freshwater Creek turbidity monitoring volunteer, Healthy Humboldt General Plan Policy Group, McKinleyville Land Trust board
Jan Bramlett - has a long history of activist organizing on the east coast, from antinuclear struggles, US military intervention, and social justice work. In 2004 she turned her activism to environmental defense while working for the Environmental Protection Information Center in Garberville, and has worked with a coalition of activists on the Richardson Grove project.
Jesse Noell – licensed timber operator, paralegal, turbidity monitoring project designer & consultant, founder and President of Salmon Forever, Wild Rivers Conservancy Board of Directors
Clete Isbell – retired electrical engineer, watershed property owner and representative for Freshwater Creek watershed
Ali Freedlund – Mattole Restoration Council Forest Practices Program staff and all around forest protectionist